NEWS
Sunday April 21 2013
Line-ups: Roma-Pescara

Roma hope for a goalfest against bottom of the table Pescara as they continue the march towards Europe.

Confidence is sky high in the Giallorossi camp after Wednesday’s 3-2 Coppa Italia semi-final win over Inter.

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo returns from Coppa Italia suspension, though Nicolas Burdisso and Federico Balzaretti are banned with Marquinho out of action.

Francesco Totti and Erik Lamela complete the attack, as Miralem Pjanic returns in midfield.

Pescara are practically in Serie B and on a run of eight consecutive defeats, but in the last few games they have been putting up more of a fight, losing 2-1 to Juventus and 3-2 with Siena.

Giuseppe Sculli is suspended, while Vladimir Weiss, Juan Fernando Quintero, Luciano Zauri, Mattia Perin, Antonio Bocchetti, Gaetano D’Agostino and Per Kroldrup are injured.

Roma: Stekelenburg; Piris, Marquinhos, Castan, Torosidis; Pjanic, De Rossi, Florenzi; Lamela, Osvaldo, Totti

Roma bench: Goicoechea, Lobont, Romagnoli, Taddei, Bradley, Perrotta, Tachtsidis, Lucca, Lopez, Destro

Pescara: Pelizzoli; Zanon, Cosic, Capuano, Modesto; Rizzo, Togni; Celik, Cascione, Caprari; Sforzini.

Pescara bench: Falso, Vittiglio, Balzano, Bianchi Arce, Bjarnason, Blasi, Di Francesco, Abbruscato, Vukusic

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